Three easy ways Canada can improve the health of new moms and kids

Full Globe and Mail Op Ed

CGHR director Prabhat Jha and John W. McArthur, visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and senior fellow at the UN Foundation, appeal for increased, specific funding from the Canadian government for the development of universal health insurance in low-middle-income countries, and a big data initiative to address the largely undocumented causes of childhood mortality.

“This year, approximately six million children and 300,000 mothers will die during childbirth, mostly in the low-income countries of Africa and Asia. Next week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper hosts world leaders in Toronto for a major summit on maternal, newborn and child health, building on efforts he first launched at the G8 Muskoka summit in 2010.”[Read on…]